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bought that facility, we're told not with money from the defense department, instead the funding is apparently coming from the justice department. congress, by the way, not involved, and some say this is an end run that while it's not illegal in any way, it is highly unusual. in 2009 president obama did send a memo to both the justice and defense d.s to arrange for ownership of the facility and prepare to take on federal prisoners, possibly some from guantanamo bay. a number of republican lawmakers, chief among them congressman frank wolf from virginia, led efforts to block the use of federal dollars so it couldn't be bought. wolf has also said he does not trust the defense department not to send gitmo prisoners to how thompson. senator dick durbin's office confirms the sale. you mentioned the amount, $165 million, and apparently this is a direct deal between the federal government and illinois meaning congress is not involved. durbin's office also says today that gitmo prisoners are not going to be located at this facility. that is the official word. we're working to conform mor
. he is trying to make the case that the best defense is a better economy tying national security to the economy, but one very interesting thing that happened here, suzanne, mitt romney at the very end of this speech here said he is going to win pennsylvania. he said that earlier. he said it again he is going to pennsylvani the polls -- or latest cnn poll of polls shows mitt romney down by ten points here. it would be a very tough uphill climb for h to win tstate. >> right. >> i think it's in the romney campaign's interest to expand the map, and i think that's what they're trying to do. >> john mccain didn't win pennsylvania the last go round either. ditheyhange in any significant way when they look at the demographics and they get some sort of optimism or confidence from that? >> well, you know, pat toomey, the pennsylvania senate repuan annnced m romney. he was able to wi t state, and even though he had some credentials, he was ahead of the ub forroh at one time, and so this is a state that haseen trendiittlng a le more republican in recent years. they have a republican governor
offering a new take on what really happened. here's abc's jake tapper. >> reporter: secretary of defense leon panetta acknowledged that the attack that killed four americans in benghazi, libya, on the anniversary of 9/11 was not only cared out by terrorists, it was premeditated. >> as we determined the details of what took place there and how that attack took place, that it became clear that there were terrorists who had planned that attack. >> reporter: the white house first suggested that the benghazi attack was spontaneous. the result of that anti-muslim video inciting mobs throughout the region. >> jake let's be clear. these protests were in eereaction to a video that had spread to the region. we don't know -- we don't though otherwise. you know, we have no information to suggest that it was a preplanned attack. >> reporter: but source tell abc news that intelligence officials on the ground tell us the attack was not tied to the movie at all. what aroused their suspicion, the fact that the attackers knew where to get ambassador stevens after he fled to a so-called
able calls. >> there was college football last night withstand ford at washington, stanford's defense scored on interception and 40 yard run huskies came back with two more scores, including 35 yard up down pass. washington upset stanford 17-13. >>> a's hope to make it into the playoffs host the mariners tonight a's fell behind early to the rangers in texas yesterday. they came back in the 9th with homeruns the a's still lose 9-7 flitting -- splitting four game series with rangers. one game back for top spot. giants win final home game at at&t beating d-backs giants open in san diego for three games starting tonight end the season in los angeles next week. >>. >> next, the san francisco city college officials say they have a plan to keep college open as it faces severe financial difficulty and threat of lose ago . >>> rush hour mess. preparations underway for this evening's critical mass ride in san francisco, organizers celebrate their 20th anniversary. >> here's a look at our high temperatures for today, more cloud cover coast upper 50s to -- a lot of 70s around the bay and 80s eve
for security reasons. secretary of defense leon panetta said thursday that they carried out the attack that killed the ambassador to libya and three other americans. >> the reason i think pretty clearly it was a terrorist attack is because a group of terrorists obviously conducted that attack on the consulate. and against our individuals. what terrorists were involved i think still remains to be determined by the investigation. but it clearly was a group of terrorists who conducted that attack against that facility. >> senior correspondent john miller, former assistant director of national intelligence joins us. what's going on? why can't the fbi get in there and do what they were sent there to do? >> the security situation on the ground there is so brittle that the libyan government is very reluctant to have a team of a couple of dozen fbi people go into benghazi when the only people they could get to protect them are the militias. right now they don't trust any of the militias. the key militia that's in charge of protecting the hospital where the wounded were taken from this attack i
dropped out. >> the defense argued the prosecution lied when she said james holmes was banned from the campus. the judge said well maybe it was an exaggeration but it's no big deal. >> the university is denying this was the reason. a man was hiking with friends when he fell more than 20 feet landing on rocks. ' get him out of the ravine. he had several broken bones but is he expected to be okay those are your headlines. >> we have been talking about tax megeddon at the end of the year when the tax cuts are set to expire and every american would feel it in some form or fashion. now, forget the american tax megeddon, it looks like a global tax megeddon if the united nations gets its way. >> this was discussed at the u.n. general assembly. probably not likely to be instituted or supported by the united states who is already the biggest contribute ter to the u.n. over 20% of the u.n. budget. here is what has been proposed. a 1% tax on billion nargs around the world. a tax on all currency trading in the u.s. a tiny tax on all financial transactions. >> how tiny? >> not sure. >> new taxe
. what do you say in his defense? >> there is a man with a rocket launcher on the corner. >> terror hoax outrage. the teen who dressed like a terrorist with a fake rocket launcher. >> then she was picked on for her big ears. she was mocked for the mole on her face. >> people tease me. >> bullied kids. >> ready to go? >> going under the knife just to feel good about themselves. the life changing surgery. >>> hello, everybody. thank you for joining us. singer katie perry got some shocking news today. her former boyfriend is dead. he killed himself after murdering his land lady and her cat. jim moret has more on the tragedy and look at how katie is handling the news. >>> reporter: katie perry's ex-boyfriend savagely murdered his land lady and killed himself. 28-year-old actor johnny lewis beat the elderly woman to death in her home in los angeles during a drug fueled rampage. this is the house in the upscale neighborhood where the bizarre murder/suicide occurred. police say katie perry's ex-boyfriend showed super human strength. he killed the 81-year-old woman and her cat. then used a two
no federal income tax you don't pay a penny for the federal defense. you do not pay a dime to men and women risking their lives to protect our freedom and i think there are plenty of good arguments being made to rationalize the tax code making everybody pay at least a tiny bit of money. >> for their own reasons divided the country. dagen: we have been talking about that. go ahead. connell: your profession has come under attack. what is going on? what is going on right now? >> obama is ahead, that much is clear. many oversampling democrats, part of that is potentially bad polling but some of it is also people when they're voting for a candidate can't identify with that candidates party. there is also, i believe, a reservoir of people who don't like governor romney and don't like president obama and ultimately will come back and support governor romney suggesting the fox news poll is probably right. dagen: some people on the right, some people who back mitt romney are upset even if the polling is skewed some more than others, but is it detrimental to voters if they see these polls and they th
that killed four americans as you know including chris stevens, the american ambassador to libya. defense secretary leon panetta said yesterday that it took some time to gather feedback on exactly what took place there. and there are still many unanswered questions that need to be resolved. >> what terrorists were involved, i think, still remains to be determined by the investigation. but it clearly was a group of terrorists who conducted that attack against that facility. >> the fbi is investigating the attack but agents are not yet sure -- not yet on the ground in benghazi due to concerns about security, which is ongoing there. they're still in tripoli. and sources tell cnn that the consulate site remains unsecured, as well. meanwhile, staff is being removed from the u.s. embassy in tripoli due to security reasons. >>> there's this major development. the men who made that anti-muslim film that ignited protests across the muslim world, he's in custody in los angeles this morning. but authorities claim it had nothing to do with the movie. he was ordered head yesterday on alleged parole vi
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